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Democratic governance of schools

Author: Elisabeth Bäckman; Bernard Trafford; Council of Europe.
Publisher: Strasbourg, Cedex : Council of Europe, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By looking at the ways in which their schools operate from day to day, the two authors of this manual, both of them heads of secondary schools, describe how working towards democracy tends to take shape, help readers to estimate how far their school has traveled so far, and offer practical advice on starting, continuing and evaluating the journey. This manual is a practical tool that is designed to bridge the gap  Read more...
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Bäckman, Elisabeth.
Democratic governance of schools.
Strasbourg, Cedex : Council of Europe, ©2007
(OCoLC)607456199
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Bäckman; Bernard Trafford; Council of Europe.
ISBN: 9789287160881 9287160880
OCLC Number: 122906156
Notes: "Learning and living democracy"--Cover.
Description: 98 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is democratic school governance? --
What are the benefits of democratic governance? --
Key areas for democratic school governance : a first analysis --
Where do I stand? : values and behaviours --
Step by step : the road to democratic governance --
The FAQs of democratic school governance --
Examples of good practice from around Europe --
Democratic governance : patterns and common features --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Bäckman and Bernard Trafford.

Abstract:

By looking at the ways in which their schools operate from day to day, the two authors of this manual, both of them heads of secondary schools, describe how working towards democracy tends to take shape, help readers to estimate how far their school has traveled so far, and offer practical advice on starting, continuing and evaluating the journey. This manual is a practical tool that is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice in EDC.--Publisher's description.

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